This little post to tell you about the stuff I’m doing to support the VMUG. You know I really don’t enough, you see. 🙂
North East England VMUG Meeting – 21th May
I’m speaking at a couple of VMUGs this year and my first date is with a location that close to my heart in the North-East of the UK. I’ve been U’ North a couple of times in last month checking in with my parents and family up there. Were blessed in the local by presence and talent of guys like Lee Dilworth and David Hill, both hold senior positions at VMware. Lee will be there speaking about vCloud Air, and I will there speaking about EVO:RAIL under the covers.
Register Here: http://www.vmug.com/p/cm/ld/fid=10544
Central Ohio UserCon – 2nd June
This year I will be at the Central Ohio User Con(ferrence) on the 2nd June. It’s to be held at Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 N High Street Columbus, Ohio. It has pretty packed agenda already with sessions on EUC, Hybrid Cloud and Emerging technologies, Storage and Availability, as well as the old favourites of vSphere and Virtualization generally.
Register Here: http://www.vmug.com/p/cm/ld/fid=9685
Charlotte UserCon – 4th June
In the very same week I will be over in Charlotte, North Carolina for their UserCon. I’ve always had a soft spot of the Charlotte VMUG ever since back in the day (2006? 2007?) I was asked by one of the VMUG leaders to come to their event and speak. I think that was first time I ever got up on stage to really big audience. Up until then it had been classrooms and smaller VMUG events of 50-80 people. I like to think Charlotte is where my public speaking apprenticeship started!
I will be delivering the morning keynote which to be honest isn’t very keynotey. It’s more of a breakout session on a big stage, rather than lofty vision-thing still presentation. Once again I will be talking about the nuts and bolts of EVO:RAIL. Delivering the lunch time keynote, will be none other than Chad Sakac of EMC. That’s quite a coup for Charlotte, as Chad is a busy man and everyone wants as slice of him and his time. His subject is “Technology and Industry Disruptions: What’s going on in Applications, Infrastructure, and Operational/Consumption Models”.
Register Here: http://www.vmug.com/p/cm/ld/fid=7448
After the VMUG I will be spending sometime with my good friends, Raymond Overman – the internationally famous wood turner who has made some instruments for me in the past. My wife will be coming over for the Charlotte event, and we intend to spend the week over in Raleigh-Durham with friends of ours (The Atwells and the Lewis’s) before heading the Pisgah National Forest, home of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway for some well-earned R&R in the mountains.